Director, Stanford Alpine Archeology Project 1994-2010; Visiting Fellow 2009-2010, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Ten Discoveries That  Rewrote History


Patrick Hunt earned a Ph.D. from the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, University of London in 1991. He has been teaching humanities, the arts, archaeology and mythology at Stanford University since 1993. His Hannibal Expedition was sponsored in 2007-2008 by the National Geographic Society’s Expedition Council. He was Director of the Stanford Alpine Archaeology Project from 1994 to 2009.

Hunt’s published books include: Caravaggio (2004); a collection of poems, House of the Muse (2005), which he also illustrated; Rembrandt (2006); Alpine Archeology (2007); and Ten Discoveries that Rewrote History (2007). He recreated Greek myth stories as short story fables in Myths For All Time (2007). His most recent books, Renaissance Visions: Myth and Art, and another, a literary study, Poetry in the Song of Songs, were published in 2008.  To date Hunt has 50+ peer-reviewed journal and encyclopedia articles published.

Hunt is a poet, biographer, classical music composer, and illustrator, having illustrated Richard Martin’s Myths of the Ancient Greeks (2003). In spring 2009 Hunt was in Copenhagen as an invited scholar for the Royal Danish Theater Opera’s Lucretia production and at the related Lucretia Symposium on Britten’s opera; he has also written program notes for the San Francisco Opera’s 2004 Tosca production. Several arias from his opera-in-progress Byron in Greece have been performed in London, Switzerland, and Stanford between 2006-8, along with his lieder-art songs setting William Blake poems to new music compositions. Selected prior compositions such as Songs of Exile: By the Rivers of Babylon were performed in 1999 at Duke University and Washington DC.

Some of his recent poetry was published in 2009 by the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece, and in 2008 in the Penguin Book of Classical Myths published in London.

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